Students shared moments of joy in being welcomed like family by residents of their host country They openly cried for joy when dancing and celebrating with children and entire communities. They embraced being out of their comfort zone by tossing fear of the other aside and instead celebrating the commonalities. Many students wished our country would value relationships more than schedules. They were surprised at the presence of armed guards everywhere, and the fact that it made the people feel safer, whereas the presence of increased armed personnel in our country causes fear and anxiety. The students commented on how the political decisions in one country have a great effect on the lives of the people in other countries; no county exists in isolation. Some students expressed sadness to realize that they were feeling isolated and alone upon returning home. At most they receive a nod of the head in passing, instead of a connecting touch, a warm and authentic greeting. They have seen for themselves that material things do not necessarily bring joy. Most students plan to take more immersion trips in the future. The worldwide concerns that they have studied have now become very real and personal. The students are a positive reflection of the academic education they are receiving at Le Moyne as well as the spiritual and organizational prowess of their campus ministry director Ms. Alice Zicardi.